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The Root

The Root is a state-of-the-art facility being constructed with the aim of improving our island's ability to produce, process, preserve and distribute locally grown food products.

The functions of the facility include: 


  • Quality controlled storage for local farm produce 

  • Fully-equipped processing kitchen

  • A point of distribution for large quantities of local food year-round.

  • Salt Spring Seed Sanctuary Seed Bank

  • Permaculture demonstration gardens

  • Training programs for youth in agriculture, chef certification, and local food education

  • Solar energy, rainwater catchment systems, and EV charging stations.

  • Manager housing on-site

    Construction and completion of this facility are still underway, and we look forward to the launch of our plans for this valuable community resource. You can help to accelerate our work with your generous donations in-kind, by volunteering your time, or by contributing funds.